Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists they have confidence in Douglas.
The young fullback joined Barca last summer from Sao Paulo, but has struggled for minutes this season.
"We've already said he came here to work towards next season," argued Bartomeu. "He deserves my respect."
The president added: "Barcelona can sign new players as of January 1, 2016. We can sign this summer and bring them in in January."